U.S. Tape Company Anniversary

U.S. Tape Company is celebrating it’s anniversary. We are marking our 140th year in business.

Early History

Roe & Sons factory on Main St. in Patchogue, NY
Roe & Sons factory, Main St. Patchogue, NY

Founded in 1876 by surveyor, civil engineer,  and inventor Justus Roe, the company started in a small building on Main St. in Patchogue, NY. At first, the long surveyor’s tape measures that were sold were actually manufactured in larger factories in Brooklyn and NYC. The tapes could reach 100′ in length, so the factory had to be longer than that to accommodate the board that was used to inspect the tapes when laid out full length.

When demand for these measuring tapes became great, Justus moved the manufacturing operation to a larger factory in Patchogue and began producing tape measures there so orders could be handled from start to finish in one location.

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